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Carbon Capture and Storage

7 Arguments for Coal Gone Bust

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

Some people claim that coal is the answer to energy poverty. Coal does not alleviate but aggravates poverty. Here's trying to state and break some long-held myths on dirty energy forms.

The Climate Post: Carbon Markets Show Glimmers of Recovery in 2014

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A year after the launch of its cap-and-trade program, California formally linked its emissions trading scheme with Quebec's -- enabling carbon allowances and offset credits to be exchanged between participants in the two jurisdictions.

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Release Greenhouse Gas Rules For New Power Plants

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will finally publish notice of new proposed rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power p...

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

California Issues First Carbon Offset Credits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO - Nov 13 (Reuters) - California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be abl...

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration Can Cause Quakes

Posted 11.04.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Two scientists have found evidence that underground carbon dioxide injection in oil and gas fields may cause e...

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department issued new guidance on Tuesday that makes it even more clear that the Obama administration will no longer approv...

Kate Sheppard

Coal State Lawmakers Move To Defang EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two coal state lawmakers -- a Republican House member and a Democratic senator -- introduced legislation on Monday that would kneecap E...

The Climate Post: EIA Says Carbon Emissions Decline

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.25.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The downward trend may not last, The Washington Post reports. Energy-related emissions rose 2.6 percent in the first part of 2013, and the EIA expects emissions to keep rising.

Bad News For Carbon Capture Development

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The number of projects that capture carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief: Existing Power Plants Won't Have to Capture Carbon

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that forthcoming rules on greenhouse gas emissions from existing...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Why Nobody's Rushing To Pump Air Pollution Underground To Save The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

Inside the offices of MIT's Energy Initiative, a campus-wide program with the ambitious goal of helping to "transform the global energy system," Howar...

President Obama's Climate Change Action Plan: Positives and One Big Regret Versus the Last Time Around

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

The sooner we end this stalemate and join the growing list of countries with national policies and carbon markets the better. Meanwhile, kudos to the president and his team for taking action and elevating the issue greatly on the national and international stage.

The push for clean energy has stalled

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

The drive to clean up the world's energy system has stalled: While energy is becoming less carbon-intensive in some sectors and regions, the story of ...

How About Some Clean Coal for Our Stockings?

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green
Rev. Jim Ball

With our current situation of cheap natural gas, no price on carbon providing an incentive to decarbonize, and no carbon pollution regulation of existing coal plants, industry efforts are dead in their tracks.

'Green News Report' - June 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record he...

'Green News Report' - June 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Summer of...

'Green News Report' - June 21, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news ...

'Green News Report' - June 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A nuclear...

EU Coal Prices Could Hurt Low-Carbon Competitiveness

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

(The author is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.) By Gerard Wynn LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - Li...

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama fir...

The Climate Post: Tar Sands Pipeline Gets Green Light in Environmental Review

Mason Inman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

In a major step last week, the State Department published its final environmental review saying the pipeline wouldn't impact most resources.

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The final...

President Obama: Fired Up for Clean Energy or Dirty Coal?

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

By cracking down on the coal industry's devastating pollution, President Obama has an opportunity to really energize activists and community leaders across the country hungry for real climate leadership.

Energy Sec. Chu Calls for More Black Lung, Strip-Mining, Coal Ash, Coal Slurry and Coalfield Poverty

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Chu triumphantly told his Big Coal listeners that he would "save coal" by investing billions into still infeasible, prohibitively expensive, unproven and fanciful carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.